Emmy Award: The Indelible Legacy of Jimmy Raye

PHOTO: Jimmy Raye (L) and Osahon Tongo backstage at the 44th annual Sports Emmys in New York celebrating the award. Visit TomShanahan.Report homepage. By TOM SHANAHAN NFL 360 producer/director Osahon Tongo was awarded the Emmy for “Outstanding Edited Special” on Monday night at the 44th Sports Emmys in New York. Tongo’s feature, “The Indelible Legacy of Jimmy Raye,” told the story of Raye’s journey from the segregated Fayetteville, N.C., to Michigan State in 1964 and to the NFL.…

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The Jimmy Raye Project: A Story of a Man who carved a path for Black players and coaches

PHOTO: Jimmy Raye today posing as if he had boarded Duffy Daugherty's Underground Railroad in 1964 bound for Michigan State. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report NFL Media's release promoting its February 8 screening of a documentary on Jimmy Raye during Super Bowl week. *** The National Football League is celebrating this Black History Month with a private screening of The Jimmy Raye Project, a special episode of the Emmy Award-Winning series 'NFL 360' that explores how one man's story…

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NFL 360 producing documentary on Jimmy Raye

-30- PHOTO: Tom Shanahan, NFL 360 director/producer Osahon Tongo, Edgar Farmer and Donald Raye. I invite you to visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN I enjoyed spending the day, Tuesday, November 22, at E.E. Smith High in Fayetteville, N.C., at the invitation of NFL 360 director/producer Osahon Tongo. He invited me down as the author of "Raye of Light" for interviews on a documentary on Jimmy Raye, Michigan's pioneering Black quarterback and pioneering Black coach in…

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